- Biased or untrue statements deliberately circulated for political purpose; deliberate misinformation.
For example, the Soviet disinformation apparatus regularly blamed the U.S. military or intelligence community for a variety of natural disasters as well as political events. In March 1992, then-Russian foreign intelligence chief Yevgeni Primakov admitted that the disinformation service of the Soviet KGB intelligence service had concocted the false story that the AIDS virus had been created in a US military laboratory as a biological weapon. " http://usinfo.state.gov/media/Archive/2005/Jul/27-595713.html US State Department.
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